Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough

1 portrait of Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough

Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, by and sold by Richard Houston, sold by  Robert Sayer, sold by  John Bowles, after  Carington Bowles, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds, (1758) - NPG D3674 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough

by and sold by Richard Houston, sold by Robert Sayer, sold by John Bowles, after Carington Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1758)
13 1/4 in. x 9 in. (335 mm x 228 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D3674


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Artistsback to top

  • Carington Bowles (1724-1793), Printseller. Artist associated with 88 portraits.
  • John Bowles (1701?-1779), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 115 portraits.
  • Richard Houston (1721 or 1722-1775), Engraver. Artist associated with 188 portraits.
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
  • Robert Sayer (1724 or 1725-1794), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 196 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D3675: Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough (from same plate)
  • NPG D3676: Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough (from same plate)
  • NPG D38243: Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough (from same plate)
  • NPG D38244: Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough (from same plate)

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Events of 1758back to top

Current affairs

Comet observed in previous centuries returns exactly at the time predicted by astronomer Edmond Halley and is subsequently known by his name.

Art and science

Liverpool-born artist George Stubbs sets up in London as a painter. James Woodforde, an English country parson, begins a detailed diary of everyday life, which is later published as Diary of a Country Parson.

International

Seven Years' War: British General John Forbes captures the strategic French stronghold Fort Duquesne and renames it Pittsburgh after British Secretary of State, William Pitt the Elder. British troops capture Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. Pope Clement XIII succeeds Pope Benedict XIV as the 248th pope.

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